1986 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1986 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
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Conference Independent
1986 record 5–6
Head coach Lou Holtz (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Foge Fazio
Captain Mike Kovaleski
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
« 1985 1987 »
1986 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Penn State           12 0 0
#2 Miami (FL)           11 1 0
#20 Virginia Tech           9 2 1
#19 Boston College           9 3 0
Tulsa           7 4 0
Florida State           7 4 1
Army           6 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Temple           6 5 0
Pittsburgh           5 5 1
Rutgers           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
Syracuse           5 6 0
South Carolina           3 6 2
Tulane           4 7 0
West Virginia           4 7 0
Louisville           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Wichita State           3 8 0
East Carolina           2 9 0
Northern Illinois           2 9 0
Memphis           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team was coached by Lou Holtz and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

Rivalries[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 3:30 p.m. No. 3 Michigan* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) ABC L 23–24   59,075
September 20 2:30 p.m. at No. 20 Michigan State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) CBS L 15–20   79,895
September 27 3:30 p.m. Purdue* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) ABC W 41–9   59,075
October 4 3:30 p.m. at No. 2 Alabama* Legion FieldBirmingham, AL ABC L 10–28   75,808
October 11 12:30 pm Pittsburgh* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN USA, WGN L 9–10   59,075
October 18 12:30 pm Air Force* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN USA, WGN W 31–3   59,075
November 1 7:00 p.m. at Navy* Memorial StadiumBaltimore, MD (Rivalry) TBS W 33–14   61,335
November 8 1:00 p.m. SMU* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN W 61–29   59,075
November 15 3:30 p.m. No. 3 Penn State* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN ABC L 19–24   59,075
November 22 7:30 p.m. at No. 8 LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPN L 19–21   78,197
November 29 3:30 p.m. at No. 17 USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Jeweled Shillelagh) CBS W 38–37   70,614
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Game summaries[edit]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 0 0 6 3 9
Notre Dame 10 14 3 14 41

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USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 6 3 11 18 38
USC 3 17 10 7 37

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Wally Kleine Tackle 2 48 Washington Redskins
Steve Beuerlein Quarterback 4 110 Los Angeles Raiders
Robert Banks Defensive End 7 176 Houston Oilers
Joel D. Williams Tight End 8 210 Miami Dolphins

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notre Dame Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=143&season=1986
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Sept 28.
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1987.htm